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Weekend Wings #39: South Africa's "Franken-Mirages", Part 1 of 3
I'm sure readers know of Mary Shelley's famous novel 'Frankenstein'. Briefly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein assembles a monster in the form of a human being, using body parts from "the dissecting-room and the slaughter-house". Since then, the first part of his name has become a byword to describe anything that resembles a known thing, but uses parts from other things. For example, in the shooting world, a 'Franken-FAL' is a FAL rifle (like this one, for example) that looks as if it came from the…